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Chiney Ogwumike joins ESPN to co-host SportsCenter across Africa

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike has joined ESPN as the co-host of the African edition of SportsCenter. Ogwumike, the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year, will join co-host Phil Murphy on the show that will be broadcast across 19 sub-Saharan countries. “I am thrilled to be joining ESPN to host this unique edition of SportsCenter dedicated to sports fans across Africa,” said Ogwumike. “This is a wonderful opportunity to combine who I am and what I am passionate about. As a Nigerian-American professional women’s basketball player, and now SportsCenter co-host,…

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Former Rwanda Captain, Olivier Karekezi says Football is Helping Heal Genocide Wounds

Football transcends barriers and borders. It’s the sport everyone understands regardless of their tribe or race. Former Rwanda captain, Olivier Karekezi, has admitted that football has helped heal wounds in Rwanda in the wake of the Genocide against Tutsis 23-years ago. The unfortunate incident remains the darkest period in the history of the landlocked country after thousands of lives were lost, but football which remains the most popular sport has served one of the major tools to heal wounds and unite the country. Karekezi has said that football has been…

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CAF Looking To Review And ‘Reverse’ 10-Year TV Broadcast Rights Deal With Lagardere

The new boss of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has strongly suggested that the organisation might review the TV broadcast rights awarded to French company Lagardere by his predecessor, Mr. Issa Hayatou. Mr Ahmad Ahmad, from Malagasy, told reporters shortly after assuming office that the terms of the existing deal – that gives Largadere the TV broadcast rights to AFCON for next ten years – do not represent appropriate commercial value. He is of the opinion that the contract, even when the ongoing court actions currently instituted against it…

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Abuja City Basketball League (ACBL) Season 4 To Tip Off In March

The much anticipated season 4 of the Abuja City Basketball League (ACBL) is right around the corner; information coming from the management board of the ACBL indicates that the 2017 season will tip off in March.  The ACBL began 3 years ago and the league have recorded tremendous success since its inception.  The ACBL has grown along the years and has help improve the game of basketball in Nigeria and has bettered the basketball culture. Winners and participating teams of previous editions have gone on to win National championships in…

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Mundipharma becomes the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner of Manchester City Football Club’

The multi-year partnership will enhance the connection both organisations have with their fans and people around the world Omar Berrada, Manchester City’s COO and Raman Singh, President of Mundipharma Asia Pacific, Latin America,the Middle East and Africa MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, 11 October 2016 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Premier League club Manchester City have signed healthcare and pharmaceutical business Mundipharma as one of their most recent regional partners. The multi-year deal sees Mundipharma Pte Ltd named the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner of Manchester City Football Club’ in Mundipharma’s markets in Asia…

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MoneyGram Guangzhou Open African League (G.O.A.L.) Football Tournament to Kick Off in Guangzhou

Guangzhou is home to a large African community with significant populations from Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria,Congo, Kenya and Uganda GUANGZHOU, China, October  2016/ — MoneyGram G.O.A.L. , a new five-a-side football tournament, is launching in Guangzhou, China. MoneyGram Guangzhou Open African League (G.O.A.L.) will take place for the first time on October 22, 2016 at the Act Club, Tianhebei Road. The tournament will run for three consecutive Saturdays and culminate in the Grand Finals on November 5, 2016. MoneyGram G.O.A.L. brings a professional football tournament to Guangzhou, which is home to a…

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Nigeria Unveil home and away kit 2016-17

LAGOS, Nigeria, 02 August 2016,- The Nigerian football team will take to the pitch this week in their new Nike Football home and away kits featuring Dri-FIT technology. The home kit is a solid green, with white ribbing around the back of the modern crewneck collar. In keeping true to the national colours of Nigeria, the new away kit is white with a green stripe that runs the length of the sides of shirt and shorts, and a green stripe along the back of the collar. Nike Dri-FIT TechnologyNike Dri-FIT technology draws sweat away from…

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NBA signs Historic Deal With Kwesé Sports

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Econet, parent company of Kwesé Sports, on Thursday announced a multi-year partnership to provide the most expansive NBA coverage ever across sub-Saharan Africa. The new deal represents the largest ever for the NBA in Africa and will include NBA content across Econet Media’s TV, Internet and mobile assets, including the much anticipated Kwesé viewing platforms and its sports offering, Kwesé Sports, beginning within the 2016-17 NBA season. As the Official Broadcaster of the NBA in sub-Saharan Africa, Econet Media will provide fans with access…

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Nigerian marathon runner achieves North Pole dream

The first Nigerian to do the North Pole Marathon speaks about how proud she felt to plant her country’s flag in the snow at the end of the race. Tuedon Morgan, 42, said Antarctica, where she has been on two previous trips, was a playground compared to her experience at the North Pole last week: The North Pole was extremely difficult for me: It was so cold, with temperatures of -41 C, and I noticed that my body was losing a lot of energy – it was like the magnetic…

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Pione Sisto’s parents celebrate their son’s Denmark call up by interrupting press conference with Ugandan song and dance

Pione Sisto’s parents decided to celebrate their son’s call-up to Denmark’s Under 21 side by interrupting a press conference and making a song and dance about it. The FC Midtjylland midfielder is originally from Uganda but is eligible to play for Denmark as he moved away from his homeland as a baby. The Danes have moved quickly to hand him an international call-up following the 19-year-old’s impressive start to the league campaign – and to mark the occasion his parents performed a tribal dance in front of the cameras Pione…

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